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I use story-based trainings to create engaging content for every level of learning. My print, instructor-led, and web-based curricula have been delivered across the U.S. and Canada. Some of my healthcare programs were actually required training for treatment providers in the State of California. Most recently, I’ve designed trainings for sales and customer service staff who received multiple business awards for their work.

In addition to using narrative design in my training and education initiatives, I also enjoy studying and writing fiction. I received an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, where I was a Nelson Bentley Fellow. My fiction has been published in over twenty literary journals nationwide and earned me a Pushcart Prize nomination.


Education

University of Washington

  • M.A., English (2009)

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing (2008)

  • B.A., cum laude, Double Major: English, Comparative History (2006)


Publications

Sole Author

  • “I’ll Save You!” and other lies (Jan. 2018)

  • Vector Rising (Nov. 2017)

  • Publications in over 20 literary journals nationwide

Contributing Author and Editor

  • Relationship DNA: Six Skills to Strengthen Relationship Bonds (Nov. 2017)

  • The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, 3rd Edition (Oct. 2013)

  • The Adventures of Binder-Man, Stories of Behavior-change (Mar. 2013)

  • Over three dozen behavioral health and experiential writing curricula


Training Audiences and Partnerships

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Forbes Cloud 100 Company

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • California Department of Health Care Services

  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine

  • The Salvation Army

  • University of Washington (Webber Teaching Prize Nominee)

  • Whatcom Community College